Festive feast – in complete safety
Even in such a seemingly simple and uncomplicated matter as a festive feast, it is important to follow certain recommendations aimed at maintaining health.
In particular, you should not take risks by buying products from your hands, as well as in suspicious stalls and shops.
It is safer to buy the raw ingredients and cook your own meals from them. And instead of purchased mayonnaise, by the way, you can invent your own sauces, which are safer and give familiar dishes a new taste.
During the day before the feast, drink plenty of tea with lemon. Better without sugar. Ideal – with pieces of apple, prunes or dried apricots. You can not starve before the holiday, waiting for a hearty dinner. If there is no time to eat, drink a glass of milk.
Feel free to eat fruits and vegetables. Ideal to snack on oatmeal or corn porridge. About half an hour before meals, you can drink a glass of water and take drugs that improve digestion and block flatulence and heartburn.
Don’t “pounce” on food and don’t eat everything at once. Start the feast with fresh vegetables or salads dressed with olive oil, not mayonnaise. Avoid spicy food – it whets the appetite tremendously. It is better to eat often, but in small portions, gradually filling the stomach with light food, than to eat everything at once and suffer from overeating for the rest of the holiday.
Fatty foods are best eaten with lots of greens and raw vegetables – this will help speed up the digestion process and relieve heaviness in the stomach. By the way, a warm heating pad on the stomach also speeds up the digestion process.
An important precaution: you should drink no more than forty grams of ethanol. Ideally, this is the dose for the whole evening. For men, this means that they can drink: no more than 100 milliliters of vodka, cognac or whiskey, 400 milliliters of dry wine, 200 milliliters of fortified wine, and up to 400 milliliters of champagne. Women, according to the rules, should drink half as much, since their body is exactly as many times less capable of producing alcohol dehydrogenase.
an enzyme that neutralizes alcohols. But if for some reason you cannot comply with this recommendation, then certainly do not ignore the marginal drinking norms. So, for the whole festive evening and night for men, this figure is: no more than 1200 milliliters of dry wine (11-12 degrees).
800 milliliters of fortified wine or champagne (15-17 degrees), 600 milliliters of liquor or liqueur (about 20 degrees) , 400 milliliters of cognac or vodka (40 degrees). For women, twice as much. Of course, all these figures are set for healthy people!
Do not drink mineral sparkling water with food. Carbon dioxide bubbles irritate the walls of the stomach, and also stimulate the expansion of blood vessels, and therefore much more alcohol is absorbed. In addition, this makes no sense – alcohol will enter the blood anyway, only at a slower rate. But due to the dilution of gastric juice, food (you not only drink alcohol, but also eat) will be digested worse.
The fact is that the signal to satisfy hunger enters the brain 20 minutes after this happens. Therefore, when you heartily eat delicacies, it turns out that, to put it mildly, there are too many of them in your stomach, but it will be too late. Because the body will actively secrete bile and pancreatic juice in excess, which can cause self-digestion of the duodenal mucosa, and there it is not far from pancreatitis.
Interrupt the gatherings at the table with dancing, a walk or active games – you do not need to sit continuously. It is especially useful to warm up before dessert, when all meat and high-calorie foods are eaten. So the food is digested faster, and there will be room in the stomach for a new dish.
If you still overeat, go to the fresh air. You can play with the children or arrange a festive fireworks display. When you get back from the street, you will feel much better. If the feeling of heaviness in the stomach persists, drink unsweetened herbal tea (preferably green) and take a slightly longer break from eating.
Throughout the holiday, be careful in the choice of dishes. Do not forget that, for example, an abundance of seafood is no less dangerous than kilograms of citrus fruits and can cause a severe allergic reaction. And, salads richly seasoned with mayonnaise can cause an exacerbation of chronic diseases. Therefore, it is better to eat salads seasoned with natural yoghurts, low-fat sour cream, lemon or pomegranate juice.
If you can’t resist the sweet, then eat chocolates or sponge cakes along with orange slices or kiwi slices.
Choose the right snack for alcohol. Snack strong alcoholic drinks with neutralizing foods – salty or very acidic – lemon, sauerkraut, pickles, pickled mushrooms, herring, pink salmon, caviar.
If overeating could not be avoided and the next morning you feel heaviness in the stomach, use enzymatic preparations. You can calm intestinal “storms” with activated charcoal, alginic acid, simethicone and similar sorbent preparations.
Do not abuse the food left after the feast. This is especially true for dressed salads. Ideally, just don’t cook ten days ahead. Practice shows that it is eating old food that causes frequent visits to infectious diseases departments.
If you are still poisoned by spoiled salad or low-quality products, first aid can be provided at home. To do this, you need to drink boiled chilled water in large sips, without stopping until a gag reflex appears. Thus, you can fully wash the stomach without waiting for the doctors. True, only healthy people can do this. People with diseases of the stomach and heart in such cases should seek help from specialists.
The next day after the festive feast is best done by unloading. The most effective are kefir and cottage cheese days.